Tuesday, March 6, 2012

That probably isn't going to end well

Saw this over at mortellan's Greyhawkery and thought it was neat. The picture is from the Dungeons & Dragons Monster Compendium, I'm guessing one of the early ones. That big ugly brute about to turn the fighter into a chunky mess is a Yeti. The D&D version of a Yeti. Wow.

Protip: When going after a Yeti in D&D, bring some archers...and maybe some cannons. Yeah, definitely some cannons.


  1. One of my all time favorite Dragon covers. I love the realistic portrayal of the ogre against the Romans.

    See the Celtic style pins in the furs, I always thought, "This is why the Romans really left Britannia"


  2. That illustration was on the cover of Dragon magazine #119 (June 1987). The "yeti" is actually the demon lord Kostchtchie. First introduced in The Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth, and canonized in Monster Manual II(1e). This illustration was used with his entry in Monster Mythology(2e) as well as on a card-stock divider in one of the Monstrous Compendium loose-leaf collections.



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